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Top 5 seasonal flowers for the summer

Summer is just around the corner and it’s a prime time for beautiful, seasonal flowers. Choosing flowers that are in season means you are getting fresh, colourful blooms that actually cost less because they are in season. In the spirit of summer, we’ve rounded up our top five seasonal summer flowers.


Lisianthus flowers are sometimes overlooked but their subtle, gentle ruffles are refreshing in any bouquet. They are a member of the Gentianaceae family and related to Persian violets. They are fragrance free and therefore perfect for anyone with allergies. Try our ‘Busy Lizzies Pink Bouquet’ for a delightful combination of pink and white lisianthus blooms with seasonal foliage this summer.


Nothing says summer quite like a sunflower. They are bright, fun flowers with lots of positive energy. Sunflowers can be a fun statement piece for your table and look great in any vase. The French word for sunflowers is ‘tournesols’ which literally translates to ‘turned towards the sun’. They are usually yellow but can also be found in shades of orange.

June 01, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
5 Stunning Bouquets (and the meanings behind them)

5 Stunning Bouquets (and the meanings behind them)

White and Pink Roses

A classic and popular option, pairing white and pink roses together not only look stunning but also have a greater meaning. White roses often symbolise innocence and youthfulness but can also symbolise new beginnings. Different shades of pink roses can mean different things. A pale pink rose can symbolise grace, joy and happiness whilst a deeper, hot pink can mean gratitude and appreciation. Looking to say thank you with roses? Try our Antique Roses bouquet.

Purple Lilacs

Lilacs have their origin rooted in Greek mythology. The nymph, Syringa, turns herself into a lilac shrub to avoid being pursued by the god Pan. Today, a purple lilac symbolises new or first love. As the weather gets warmer, remind someone you love them with purple lilacs. Our Lilac Heaven bouquet perfectly mixes purple lilacs with stunning pink roses for a deeply romantic finish.

May 26, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
The Top 5 White Wedding Flowers

The Top 5 White Wedding Flowers

The Top 5 White Wedding Flowers

Dreaming of your big day? Or are you already in full plan mode? The choice for your bouquet is a huge one, and here we are trying to help in your decision by listing the top 5 choices for ‘white’ wedding flowers. There are so many flowers to choose from, so it can be a hard decision for brides on what they want in their bouquet; and indeed what they may symbolise? Not only for your own bouquet – but you need to choose for your bridesmaids too.

So, below we have listed for you some top inspiration on best selling white flowers, a colour that will go with any ‘theme’ on your wedding day.

April 22, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
Roses – What Does Each Colour Represent?

Roses – What Does Each Colour Represent?

Have you ever asked yourself what the varying colours of roses represent? Well wonder no more, as in fact, each rose colour does have a significant different meaning; and they can be used in your bouquets to send to family, friends and loved ones expressing a variety of emotions.

Below we list a few of the various colours available – and explain what each one means:

Red Roses:

It is universally understood that red roses mean love and passion. A deep red rose is often thought to mean that you are ready for commitment, and in fact can symbolise a deeper bond than lighter coloured red roses. Whatever your message of love is, red roses are always seen as a big gesture to send to your partner.

Pink Roses:

The pink rose symbolises gratitude and admiration. The perfect choice for you to send to people you most appreciate. As with red roses, the darker the pink rose the higher you are expressing your appreciation, lighter pink roses are used more towards joy and gratitude.

April 12, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan


Taking a day to celebrate your mum, or other caring figures in your life, has never been more important than it is this year. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 14th of March and it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate and thank the loving figures in our lives after a tough year. Whether you are at home or spending Mother’s day apart, there are still so many ways to show you care through gifts or spending time together. Here’s our list of 20 thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts and ideas.

 1- Prepare breakfast in bed

What better way to start the day off by preparing breakfast in bed for your mum. It could be as simple as toast and a cup of tea or you could go the extra mile and make pancakes, eggs benedict or even a full English. For more delicious breakfast recipes, checkout this collection from BBC Good Food. For more breakfast goodies, try our Breakfast in bed hamper.

March 04, 2021 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
Written in the stars

Written in the stars

Have you ever wondered if astrology plays a role in your romantic relationships? Our friends at ROX - Diamonds & Thrills have taken an in-depth look at the characteristics commonly associated with each of the Zodiac signs and revealed the most compatible love matches.

According to astrologers, your sun sign (which is determined by your date of birth) represents your core personality. The elements also play a key role in finding ‘the one’, and whether yours is earth, water, air or fire, your best match tends to be of the same element. Sometimes, however, opposites do attract - think Prince Harry (Virgo)  and Meghan Markle (Leo). So, a complimentary counterbalance within a pairing can be a winning combination.

Already found your perfect match? That’s great - the guide also reveals the perfect engagement ring for each sign based on their unique personality traits. As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, you may be wondering just what to gift your partner. Our selection of gifts are guaranteed to make your love feel extra special.

January 29, 2019 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
The psychology of gift giving

The psychology of gift giving

The secret symbolism of Christmas presents 
With Christmas fast approaching you may feel as if your ‘to buy for’ list keeps getting longer; and that finding the right gift for everyone can be a challenging task. Our friends at Activity Superstore have released an interesting article on the psychology and history behind gift giving. It looks at how the gifts we choose and the way in which we present them communicates so much about us, our feelings towards the receiver, and the complex social structures within our community. 
Why do we give gifts? 
Key life events and celebrations such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings or anniversaries stand out as the occasions when we feel most compelled to give gifts. However, there are other underlying reasons for why we might choose to do so. 
To build relationships 
Presenting a gift to another individual can establish or reinforce relationships. According to French sociologist Marcel Mauss, the act of not gifting or rejecting a gift communicates the dismissal of a relationship. 
A way of showing love and commitment 
Gifts are used to communicate the feelings someone has towards another person. A great example of this is when a man offers flowers to their partners as they are traditionally thought to symbolise feelings of love. 
Symbolic communication 
Ever heard the saying ‘it’s the thought that counts’? Opening a gift may fill you with happiness, or even disappointed if it wasn’t quite what you would’ve wanted, nonetheless; receiving a present makes you feel something. This is because we attach symbolic meaning to the gifts we give and receive. 
To receive something in return 
In today’s notion of gifting, there’s often an expectation that this offering will be repaid by receiving something in return. However, it’s essential to get this bit right, as gifting too much or too little can cause embarrassment or hurt feelings. 
To help others 
On the other hand, we give presents with the knowledge that this gesture won’t be reciprocated, such as to children or our pets. Appreciation for the recipient is the biggest motivator in this type of selfless gifting. Another example of this would be donating to charity, which gives us the feel-good factor.
To find a mate  
 Animals such as Chimpanzees are known to give gifts as part of the mating ritual, and humans are not much different. A study found that males who gift more generously have a higher success rate of attracting mates compared to females who are more likely to buy gifts for family and friends. 

Still not sure what to buy your significant other? Use the gift matrix below to help you make the final decision.



 Article by The Activity Superstore  https://www.activitysuperstore.com/occasions/psychology-of-gift-giving


November 20, 2018 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
Tips on choosing your wedding florist

Tips on choosing your wedding florist

Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements of planning your special day. So how do you select the florist who will provide the flowers for your wedding? What questions should you ask?

Here are our tips:

1. Tell the florist about your venue, the number of guests, the general style you want to create, and your ideas about the decor and colour. If you are like most brides and have collected wedding magazines, show them pictures of previous weddings and floristry taken from these magazines.
2. Ask to see a photo portfolio of the florist’s previous work.
3. Inform the florist your budget – they can then advise you on the best way of meeting your needs.
4. Tell them – how many guests / tables, how many bridesmaids, ushers etc
5. The florist should visit the venue with you at least once.

6. Ask the florist :
a) How many weddings / events they will have on the same day as your big day
b) What flowers will be in season
c) Are there any additional costs – delivery, installation, collection, etc?
d) Can the florist supply candelabras, vases, urns etc or do you need to source these items myself?                                         

Make sure the florist is receptive to your ideas, and that you feel comfortable with them. Remember you are trusting them with one of the most important days of your life!         

November 15, 2018 by Sherree Francis-Bryan
Image of Memory Lane lilac roses

Welcome to our new and improved website

We are delighted to have launched our new website, where we can give our flower business the online presence it really deserves.

It has been a long road to get this website up and running - plenty of get togethers, false starts and loads of very late nights and strong coffee!

We are a London based online florist and offer a next day flower delivery service throughout the UK. 

Our first website was launched in 2010 so a new one was well overdue. 
We will be regularly adding new products, photos of our events and blogs.
Our new site represents the next chapter of the story – and we cannot wait to share all the latest news and updates with you online.


October 14, 2018 by Sherree Francis-Bryan